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Recall roundup: Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200

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Recall roundup: Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200

Chrysler has recently issued a recall for several of its models because of a problem with the welds which may lead to the detachment of the rear shock absorbers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are a total of almost 22,000 vehicles affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem solved. The NHTSA says that the rear shock absorbers, of the affected models, can detach, because of some bad welding, and if this will happen, the risk of a crash / injury will increase.

Chrysler says that 14,300 units of the affected vehicles are located in the United States, 5,300 units in Canada, 160 units in Mexico and approximately 2,000 in other countries. The models in question are the 2015 Chrysler 200, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the 2014 Ram 1500 light-duty pickup truck. The internal investigation has begun back in June after someone has filed a report about a Hitachi rear shock ring which had split. The company is not aware of any crashes related to this problem. The recall should begin soon and for any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Monday, August 25th, 2014 - filed under Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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